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Traboules du Vieux Lyon

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Address: Croix-Rousse, Lyon, France
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Unique history and well kept traboules many of which are now residences. Take the time to discover them. Some of them are not well markedly.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Unique history and well kept traboules many of which are now residences. Take the time to discover them. Some of them are not well markedly.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Traboules (passageways) are located (most of them) in Old City and generally worked as shortcuts and accessible from 8 am to 19:30 pm. It was a bit scary for me to be there, because it is poorly lit and I was afraid to get lost and not find a way out. I would not recommend for people suffering from claustrophobia... More 

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Lyon, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I think the guide books make these sounds very romantic and intriguing. In reality, they are covered alleys. I used them when it rained, though, so the traboules are still useful! Old Lyon does have many of them, so it might be fun to explore with young children.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Using them is like cutting through a gang way in a medieval village. Some are little isolating and creepy feeling. Some are a small peak into the apartments of the old part of the city.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The 3 day Lyon card also included a guided tour of the Traboules which we really enjoyed. It was in the Medieval quarter.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Good to combine with your visit to Vieux Lyon. They are the courtyards of current residences: some open, some private and locked. Interesting to see for a few and then it gets repetitive.

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We took a guided tour of the 'Traboules', it lasted approximately 2 hours, our guide, Ann, was informative and passionate about the Traboules and history of Lyon. I cannot rate this tour highly enough.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

just peak into the little court yard and you'll have a brief experience of the old times here. It's a great opportunity to rest from the crowds in the street too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

It's amazing to see inside the blocks. And we had the opportunity to visit les traboules with an architect so he told us the story behind these passages. Beautiful.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Reached through doors which look like ordinary front doors. The passage ways open up into small courtyards with beautiful towers and medieval buildings. Fabulous.

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